Animal Abuse

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Dog Thrown from a Balcony

One of our members saw a dog being thrown from a second story balcony on the evening of July 1st, in Ilsan, a city to the west of Seoul, South Korea. The cries of a dog in distress could often be heard from the apartment from which the dog was thrown.

Small dog sitting in tray
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Hanam City Emergency Dog Rescue Appeal

Dog meat slaughterers ousted from Moran Market are trying a new trick. They have illegally occupied land owned by Korea Land & Housing Corporation, claiming their facilities were on this land prior to being bought and that LHC owes them compensation before they move out to ‘allow’ the construction of a new apartment block.

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Rescued from Dog Fight, Owner Surrendered Different Dog

On May 30th, CARE and local police raided a dog-fighting pit in Ganghwa Island, off the north-west coast of South Korea right on the border with North Korea. We asked the police to take the two blood-covered dogs that were fighting as we arrived, Gumdoongii and Nurungii, but they refused.

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Norangi; Splashed with Sulfuric Acid

Norangi had been taken in by a 70-year-old lady who regularly brought meals to the stray cats in her neighborhood. Then one day, Norangi, who was much loved, came home writhing with a horrendous wound.

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Nari; Lured with Food, Attacked with a Blowtorch

We received a report that on March 5th a cat had been admitted to an abandoned animal center in Daegu, a city in the southern part of South Korea, with severe burn injuries to its head.

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Chollang-yi and Dagyang-yi; Two Dogs on 50cm Leashes

An urgent report came in from a village in Yangpyeong, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea in December. The report was about two dogs, one with one-eye, and the other bloodstained, left tied up on short leashes.

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Highest Ever Fine for Animal Abuse in Korea

In October 2017, we received a report that a PC room (A PC room is like an Internet cafe, but without the cafe.) owner was repeatedly abusing a kitten. In the video we were sent, the kitten was beaten, hit with objects, and even trampled.

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Dogs are Not Property

In Singil-dong, Seoul, there was a man who purchased unsold dogs from the dog auction and resold them. We could immediately recognize the house because of the obnoxious smell that filled the street.

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Ignorance; it’s the Animals that Suffer

A dog and two cats, each tied to a short leash in front of the entrance to a temple in Ganghwa-do, an island just off the northwest coast of South Korea, were left to suffer the excessive heat without clean water and access to food.

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Beckham; Bound to Carriage on Muchangpo Beach

A man cracks a whip over the poor black horse, forcing it to pull a heavy steel tourist carriage along the road near Muchangpo Beach, a famous tourist spot. As the horse pulls however, we can see that it is limping, clearly favoring one leg. There is a lump under its right elbow joint. The loud music blocks the moans the horse makes to advertise its pain. The horse slows a little and the man cracks the whip again.

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Dereliction of Duty Not Acceptable in Our Modern Democracy

In April, we had a call to attend animal abuse near Buyeo, a town in Chungnam Province, South Korea. A large black dog was being transported in the back of a truck with a professional dog catcher’s noose around its neck. The dog’s head, face and mouth were bleeding heavily and he looked as though he had been beaten with a blunt object.